Cymru Coaches joins FlixBus UK as partner operator

Cymru Coaches joins FlixBus UK as partner

FlixBus UK has added a second Welsh operator to its list of partners after Waunarlwydd-based Cymru Coaches began running daily services between London and Swansea.

The development follows hot on the heels of an agreement announced in late May between FlixBus and Rhondda Cynon Taf business Bella Road Services. At that time, the scheduled coach provider noted that services to and from Wales represent “a key growth area” for it.

It also comes as FlixBus UK Managing Director Andreas Schörling says planning work to expand its scheduled network in 2023 is moving ahead. Opportunities for further coach operators “from all parts of the country” to consider working with FlixBus are thus present.

Cymru Coaches Managing Director Steve Pearce adds: “We are really impressed with the innovation, energy and ambition that FlixBus is bringing to the UK’s coach industry.

“It is an exciting time to be joining FixBus and we are looking forward to taking our business into the next phase by becoming a partner to a globally recognised brand.”

The FlixBus route operated by Cymru Coaches will include stops at Heathrow Airport, Bristol, Cardiff and Bridgend. Mr Schörling adds that a further increase in the number of partner operators underlines the brand’s already-stated intent to become the UK’s leading scheduled coach service provider.

“We are delighted to bring Cymru Coaches on board as a long-term partner ahead of the summer holiday season to deliver services between Wales and England. The experienced Cymru team have an entrepreneurial mindset and a strong appetite for success through excellent operations and customer service.

“They are a fantastic asset to our network and we look forward to growing together.”